The purpose of the Sakai Pilot was to evaluate the efficacy of Sakai to meet our campus needs for teaching, learning, research, outreach, and administrative work flows. The final report was published on October 15, 2009.
The 74-page PDF provides a wealth of data collected during Fall 2008 and Spring 2009. Below is a 15-slide summary. You may find the useful, too.
You are also invited to view:
- Combined (Fall ‘08 and Spring ‘09) survey data results for Instructors, Students, and Project Site Participants is available via SlideShare.
- Read the Daily Tarheel editorial and article written by UNC students about the pilot
The Sakai Action Group pilot success criteria were independent of participants’ evaluation and were as follows:
- A structured, systematic pilot based on sound project management principles is implemented and completed during the specified timeframe.
- Participants represent a variety of stakeholders and/or types of activities (i.e., teaching, research, outreach, organizations, committee work, etc.)
- A formal data collection plan is implemented with the purpose of ensuring data validity and reliability across pilot courses and sites.
- Within two months of the pilot’s conclusion a formal written evaluation is submitted to campus leadership with conclusions and recommendations based on the data collected.
Data collection survey instruments
- Online surveys using Qualtrics software were administered to instructors, students, and project site members in Fall 2008 and Spring 2009. Formative assessment surveys were based on the annual CTools surveys distributed at the University of Michigan, and currently in use at a variety of Sakai institutions.
The UNC Sakai pilot assessments adapted the CTools survey instruments to include a small subset of questions. Separate survey instruments are developed for instructors and students. In addition, an instrument targeted speciﬁcally to project site collaborators was developed based on CTools questions appropriate to this audience.